Creative Communication is now accepting entries into its fall 2011 essay, poetry and art contests. Prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools.

Each contest has its own age restrictions and deadline.

The essay contest is open to students in grades three through six, seven through nine, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter an essay, students must write 250 words or less on any nonfiction topic. The deadline is Oct. 18.

Entries in the poetry contest are for students in grades kindergarten through three, four through six, seventh through ninth, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter a poem, students must submit one original poem, 21 lines or less, in English. The deadline is Dec. 6.

Essay and poetry entries may be submitted online at or by mail to Poetry Contest (or Essay Contest), 159 N. Main, Smithfield, UT 84335. Entrants must include their name, address, city, state and ZIP, current grade, school name, school address and teacher’s name.

Selected entries of merit will be invited to be published in an anthology.

These are not contests where every entry is published. There is no entry fee to enter the contest or required purchase to be published.

Teachers can qualify for a free book and win awards for the quality of their entries. To view the students in your area who were selected as winners in previous contests or to view the schools in your area who were awarded a $250 Language Arts Grant, visit

Creative Communication also is sponsoring an art contest for students in grades kindergarten through 12. More than $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to students and their teachers.

Entrants should take a photo of their original art and submit it online at The deadline is Nov. 29.

For more information, call 435-713-4411.

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